The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Giving \Giv"ing\, n.
1. The act of bestowing as a gift; a conferring or imparting.
2. A gift; a benefaction. [R.] --Pope.
3. The act of softening, breaking, or yielding. "Upon the
first giving of the weather." --Addison.
Giving in, a falling inwards; a collapse.
Giving out, anything uttered or asserted; an outgiving.
His givings out were of an infinite distance
From his true meant design. --Shak.